Children release balloons after praying for Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela in a 'critical but stable' condition

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is in a stable condition, his granddaughter says, though he remains critical.

Ndileka Mandela said the 94-year-old's family were taking comfort from messages of support from the public.

Meanwhile his daughter Makaziwe said he was "still there" and responding to touch.

South Africa's first black president has been in hospital in Pretoria since 8 June with a lung infection.

Karen Allen reports.

  • 27 Jun 2013
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